Palmer 1989

Current Market Price: £3,652.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Palmer, Palmer, 1989

Tasting Notes Palmer 1989

96

Tasted at Handford's 21st anniversary tasting. Served from magnum, the Palmer 1989 is the best release from the Margaux estate. Like many 1989s, the nose is developing more tertiary element with age, perhaps an autumnal bouquet with dried leaves, woodland and undergrowth underlying the ripe black fruits. With continued aeration there is just a touch of brine. The palate is tannic on the entry with very good density, even more so than the Mouton '89 poured alongside, with a smoked meat note appearing right on the persistency, grippy finish. This is a multi-faceted Palmer that continues to offer immense pleasure and yes, I do think it out-classes Chateau Margaux. Drink now-2030. Tasted October 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2010
95

One of the superstars of the vintage, Palmer's 1989 retains a dark plum/purple color with some pink and a hint of amber creeping in at the rim. A big nose of charcoal, white flowers (acacia?), licorice, plums, and black currants comes from the glass of this elegant, medium to full-bodied, very concentrated, seamlessly made wine. Gorgeous and seemingly fully mature yet brilliantly balanced, this wine may well turn out to be a modern-day clone of the glorious 1953. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. Last tasted, Last tasted, 5/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition
91

I find this a little austere with mineral, tar, and currant character. It's a little subdued. Full and silky on the palate, it's firm and bright, even tight. Served from imperial bottle.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, January 19th 2011

Palmer Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Palmer 2018 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,870.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,050.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2016 Chateau Palmer £2,602.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2016 Chateau Palmer £1,320.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2015 Chateau Palmer £2,600.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2015 Chateau Palmer £1,300.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2014 Chateau Palmer £1,790.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2013 Chateau Palmer £1,794.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,790.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,100.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2011 Chateau Palmer £1,826.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2010 Chateau Palmer £2,700.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2009 Chateau Palmer £2,600.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2008 Chateau Palmer £1,850.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2007 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2006 Chateau Palmer £1,820.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2005 Chateau Palmer £2,820.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2004 Chateau Palmer £2,100.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2003 Chateau Palmer £1,930.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2002 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2001 Chateau Palmer £2,268.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2000 Chateau Palmer £3,200.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1999 Chateau Palmer £2,637.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1998 Chateau Palmer £2,400.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1997 Chateau Palmer £1,632.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1996 Chateau Palmer £1,749.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1995 Chateau Palmer £2,450.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1990 Chateau Palmer £2,850.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1989 Chateau Palmer £3,652.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1986 Chateau Palmer £2,400.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1982 Chateau Palmer £3,900.00 12x75cl